Partial Undercard for Saturday night, April 29th at the IPayOne center in San Diego.
Mike Van Arsdale (8-3) vs. Matt Lindland (17-3) at 205
Mike Van Arsdale is a world champion wrestler and Olympic alternate... in the last year, he has fought UFC champion and legend Randy Couture and Brazilian star Ranato Babalu... Matt Lindland is an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling and one of the best fighters at 185 pounds... can he move up a weight division and outwrestle and outfight Van Arsdale?
Jeremy Coomer (2-1) vs. Charlie Kohler (5-3-1) at 170
Jeremy Coomer is 2-1 as a pro, but 3-3 as an amateur for a 5-4 overall record. He is a solid standup fighter out of Indiana. Kohler is 5-3-1, but is coming off a shoulder injury. Will Kohler be 100% back to form? Kohler is a local hero in San Diego but only has a 2-3 record in his last 5 bouts.
Alan Belcher (5-1) vs. Buck Meredith (3-1) at 185
Alan Belcher is a solid fighter specializing in wrestling and striking. He is making a jump from the smaller shows to the big leagues. Buck Meredith trains under Dan Henderson and is a well-rounded fighter with great wrestling. This is a toss-up bout.
Joe Camacho (12-8-2) vs. Roger Huerta (13-1-1) at 155
Joe Camacho has fought most of the toughest fighters in the U.S. Since dropping to 155 pounds, he has made a name for himself in Japan where he has fought in DEEP, getting a win and a draw. He wants a challenge in his home state. Roger Huerta has built an impressive record in small Midwest events and wants to step up to the bigger shows in Nevada and California. This bout will show if he is ready to take on the elite at 155.
Justin McElfresh (2-1) vs. Brent Stevens (3-2) at 215
Justin McElfresh is a great striker who needs help with his ground game... Brent Stevens is a striker who doesn't want to go to the ground. A solid pairing of good strikers with 5 of less fights.
Grant Whitmer (2-0) vs. Brandon Magna (2-0) at 170
Two California guys from good camps... both are 2-0, both train with top teams.
JC Pennington (7-1) vs. Dave Hisqueirgo (5-3) at 145
JC Pennington is leaving the small shows in Louisiana and trying to make a splash in California... he is a well-rounded fighter who has not been tested. Dave Hisqueirgo is one of the top guys at Charlie Kohler's school and has won 5-of-6 competing in the King of the Cage... another toss-up fight between two guys with 8 fights each.
Matt Buckley (0-0) vs. Manny Garcia (0-0) at 145
Matt Buckley was 2-1 as an amateur before deciding to turn pro. He now trains with legend Dean Lister with many top pros. Manny Garcia trains with Jeff Clark and has a striking background... both making their pro debuts.
Adam Bass (4-0) vs. Sam Ortiz (2-0) at 155
Adam Bass is a wrestler from Indiana who likes to throw punches. Sam Ortiz is a hard striker who trains with UFC vet Rich Clementi in Louisiana. Ortiz was 5-1 as an amateur before winning his first 2 pro bouts.